So I finally tried running OpenVAS on my Kali-Linux system.
It did not work, stating that you have to run the install first.
So I did that (as you can see above)
Now I got the following window:
Notice the “install” did not go well
Step 1: checking OpenVAS Scanner …
ERROR: No OpenVAS Scanner (openvassd) found
FIX: Please install OpenVAS Scanner
ERROR: Your OpenVAS-6 installation is not yet complete!
Please follow the instructions marked with FIX above and run this script again.
So I looked up online for a solution to this conundrum (I thought I was installing)
So I tried running a a standard install before resorting to the Internet.
i.e. ‘apt-get install openvas’
this did not work.
After a short check online there was nothing useful(as Internet said to run the script on the Kali menu which does not work :).
So I went to the tried and true method, and check on the system itself to see what is available…
The config files and other files are located in /usr/share/openvas and /etc/openvas
But now I typed ‘open’ and used the tab key (to see what else is on the system with the letter open with the first 5 letters.
most interesting I found a program called: ‘openvas-setup’
So of course I ran this program (while being root of course)
After 45 min of downloading and installing the install script asked me for a admin password.
Now I can actually run openvas – I opened Firefox browser and entered ‘https://127.0.0.1:9392’
this is what I got: after running a vulnerability analysis on my own website(www.fixvirus.com):
<update> The actual vulnerabilities have to do with SMTP relaying – so for all of you spammers, I will be contacting my provider so they can fix this.</update>
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